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Press Release Awards Winners 2018 Announced

Fourteen Award Winners were announced at the annual Awards party in Cape Town on Monday 12th November, 2018. Now in their fourth year, the Awards celebrates the best in African mobile and tech from both corporates and start-ups and this year attracted entries from 39 countries across the continent.

The Awards were supported by Uber, JET8¸ Syntonic, KaiOS, Africa Tech Summit Kigali and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO). Over 300 applications were assessed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts including media, investors and leaders from the tech ecosystem. Awards Winners 2018

The Award Winners on the night were from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia;

Best EdTech Solution – Xander Educational Apps (South Africa)

Best Enterprise Solution– Kobo360 (Nigeria)

Social Impact Award – WeThinkCode – (South Africa)

Best African App –  SafeBoda – (Uganda)

Disruptive Innovation Award – Nala – (Tanzania)

Best Fintech Solution – WhatsApp Chat Banking – Clickatell Transact (South Africa)

Best HealthTech Solution – Baobab Circle – Afya Pap (Kenya)

Best AgriTech Solution – Farmcrowdy (Nigeria)

Best News & Entertainment Solution – Kukulu Game – Qene Technologies (Ethiopia)

Best Blockchain Solution – Custos Media Technologies (South Africa)

Best IoT Solution – HydroIQ (Kenya)

Best Mobility Solution – YegoInnovision (Rwanda)

Best mCommerce Solution – Travelstart for Flapp (South Africa)

Changing Africa Award – Vanu (Rwanda)

Having picked up an Award, this year’s winners are invited to Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, February 13thto 15th 2018, which connects over 400 corporates, start-ups and investors from across Africa for three days of learning, knowledge sharing and networking.

“This year we saw entries from over 39 countries including smaller markets such as Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe, Mauritania and Liberia which illustrates the rapid growth of African tech outside of the usual hotspots. Congratulations to all the finalists, winners and a special word of thanksour expert judging panel, sponsors and supportingpartners across Africa” ―Andrew Fassnidge (Founder,


About is a leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service, dedicated to delivering the latest insight on mobile, tech and innovation in Africa. The Innovation Awards 2018, celebrate the best mobile and tech innovations in Africa.



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